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Mental Health Associate

WellStar Health System

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted March 21, 2021.

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what’s possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people’s lives.

Responsibilities

Mental Health Associate  is a trained mental health professional who assumes an active role in the planning and provision of care for behavioral health patients in the ED, inpatient hospital units, and/or inpatient Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). For the BHU, the MHA performs activities related to providing for the psychosocial as well as the physical needs of the patient under the direct supervision of the primary RN. The MHA works as a vital member of the team and serves as a trusted connection for the patient.

Job Requirements:

Required Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution required.

Bachelor’s degree in mental health, or other related field highly preferred.

Required Minimum Experience: One year of clinical experience required.

Experience in an Emergency Department or Inpatient Behavioral Health highly preferred.

Required Minimum Certification: Within 60 days of hire, must complete the 4 hour TEAM Advanced: Protecting Patients and Yourself course which must be updated annually.

Required Minimum Skills: Must be able to perform vital signs and employ de-escalation techniques. Must communicate effectively and be able to function as a contributing member of a multi-disciplinary team. Must have a working knowledge of common psychosocial and physical needs of the behavioral health patients.

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